Job Description


Product Manager - Data

  • Location:
    Home Based
  • Salary:
    up to £65,000 + bens
  • Employment Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Closing Date:
    20 June 2021
Reporting Group:
  • Group Support Services

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We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.  

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with innovative people, insightful people and customer focussed people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £4.5 billion of assets, deliver £87.9m social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

As we position the Group into a data-led organisation we are looking to recruit a Data Product Manager who will own the Groups Data Platform and be a Data evangelist. You will support the business by building a well-defined and integrated Strategy, and Roadmap, that delivers new insights, capabilities, functionality, and modern data platforms from initial concept to adoption.

You will be accountable for the data platforms and tools within Places for People, working with subsidiary businesses, colleagues, and customers to ensure best use of the platform.  You will research the next build and deliver a strategic roadmap to ensure we are keeping ahead of the curve. You and your team will push for Group adoption of the Data platform and tools and help to manage the data providing enrich Data insights across the business. By establishing data and analytics governance you will provide reassurance to the business and assist with enabling all forms of business outcomes through analytics. You will also help to deliver new capabilities across the data platforms, i.e. ML, AI and Data Science.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

As the Data Product Manager your role will involve you working as a business partner so we are looking for someone with excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills. You will be adept and working with non IT staff, asking the right questions to understand their data needs and  translating these into product features. In conjunction with these business partnering skills we are also looking for you to have possess advanced knowledge of Data and Analytics, BI tools, Data warehouses, Data lakes and Data Science.

You should be able to evidence on your cv where you have experience/knowledge of data structure, information systems/tools, related software and data management and enterprise content management. Ideally you will have gained this from a large complex organisation, our Group comprises 20 different companies with differing platforms and ways of working so this will help reduce your learning curve when you get the job.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.  

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

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